See you soon, Steve. We will miss you, and thank God for the time you were with us.
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers,
about those who are asleep,
that you may not grieve as others who have no hope.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so, through Jesus,
God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
-- I Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV